According to statistics released from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, April production of nonwoven fabrics was at 29,198, and remained at the same level as the same month of last year. Monthly production posted increases during the first three months of this year. By item, April production of spunbondeds/meltblowns fell 7.6% to 8,386 tons, and affected overall production. The production of wet-laids also decreased by 3.3% to 2,881 tons. Meanwhile, production sharply increased for chemical-bondeds (up 5.2% to 1,666 tons), thermal-bondeds (up 1.3% to 3,370 tons), needle-punched (up 6.3% to 6,417 tons) and spunlaced (up 10.0% to 4,422 tons), thanks to continuously vigorous demand. January-April nonwoven fabric […]
Archroma is presenting its innovative and sustainable denim solutions for manufacturers and brands at DenimsandJeans Vietnam 2018, on June 27th and 28th in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. From fiber to finish, Archroma offers a scope of possibilities for effects and colors, from the authentic roots of indigo to the most innovative and eco-advanced solutions, and is a recognized leader in integrated solutions, offering best-in-class auxiliaries for bespoke process packages. Visitors are able to discover solutions designed to make denim in a more sustainable and responsible way.
According to the Japan Department Stores Association, same-store sales in May 2018 (80 firms, 220 stores) decreased by 2.0% compared to the same month of last year to 450,592 million yen, thus decreasing for the first time in three months. Sales were supported by sales of luxury goods and inbound demand, but low temperatures slowed down sales of summer items, and Saturdays numbered one day less than May 2017. Apparel sales decreased by 5.8% to 140,408 million yen, thus decreasing for the sixth consecutive month. Apparel sales decreased across the board: men’s wear, 30,765 million (down 8.2%); women’s wear, 88,516 million yen (down 4.9%); and children’s wear, 11,445 million yen […]